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1. The basic unit of an experiment upon which the treatment is applied. 

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1. What is the individual. 


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2. An experimental condition where neither the subjects nor the diagnosticians know which treatment each subject received. 

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3. A weakness in experiments where the setting of the experiment does not realistically duplicate the conditions we really want to study. 

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3. What is lack of realism. 


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4. An experimental design where all experimental units are assigned at random to treatments. 

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4. What is completely randomized. 


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5. A study in which treatments are imposed on the individuals before responses are measured. 

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5. What is an experiment. 


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6. The grouping of experimental units according to some similar characteristic. The random allocation is carried out separately within each group. 

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7. A treatment where no experimental condition or a placebo treatment is applied to the units in order to determine whether the active treatments work. This enables the researcher to “control” lurking variables. 

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8. A study in which data are gathered without imposing treatments on the individuals. 

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8. What is an observational study. 


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9. A variable that is studied to determine whether it affects (explains) the outcomes of a study. 

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9. What is the explanatory variable. 


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10. A variable that has an effect on the response variable but is not of interest to the researcher and yet must be taken into account. 

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10. What is a lurking variable. 


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11. The response of patients to any treatment that has no physical effect. 

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11. What is placebo effect. 


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12. A method of assigning experimental units to treatment groups that eliminates bias and gives each unit the same probability of being assigned to any treatment group. 

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12. What is randomization. 


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13. Results of a study that differ too much from what we expected because of randomization to attribute to chance. 

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13. What is statistically significant. 


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14. A situation where the effect of one variable on the response variable cannot be separated from the effect of another variable on the response variable. 

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15. The application all the treatments to more than one individual within an experiment. 

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1. Type of sampling required for inference. 

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1. What is a probability sample. 


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2. Using results from a sample to draw conclusions about the entire population. 

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3. A sampling scheme where the population has been divided into strata according to some characteristic and a simple random sample is selected from each strata. 

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3. What is a stratified sample. 


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4. A sample selected using a random device and not human subjectivity. 

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4. What is a probability sample. 


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5. A method of sample selection that consists of people choosing themselves by responding to a general appeal. 

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5. What is a voluntary response sample. 


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6. A condition that occurs when the design of a study systematically favors certain outcomes. 

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7. The entire group of individuals about whom we desire to collect information. 

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7. What is the population of interest. 


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8. A subgroup of the population that we actually examine and about whom we gather information. 

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9. A sample of size n selected from the population in such a way that each possible sample of size n has an equally likely chance of being selected. 

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9. What is a simple random sample or SRS. 


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10. A sample type where the researcher contacts those subjects who are readily available and does not use any random selection. 

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10. What is a convenience sample. 


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1. An observation that falls outside the overall pattern of the data set. 

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2. A measure for the center of the data that “balances” the data. 

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3. A measure of the center of data that splits the data in half. 

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4. A location measure of the data that has one fourth or 25% of the data below it. 

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4. What is the first quartile or Q1. 


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5. A location measure of the data that has one fourth or 25% of the data above it. 

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5. What is the third quartile or Q3. 


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1. The symbol for sample mean. 

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2. The symbol for population or distribution mean. 

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3. The symbol for response variable. 

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4. The symbol for explanatory variable. 

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5. The symbol for sample standard deviation. 

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6. The symbol for population or distribution standard deviation. 

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7. The symbol for correlation coefficient. 

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8. The symbol for sample size. 

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9. The symbol for the first quartile. 

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10. The symbol for the third quartile. 

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1. A representative measure of the deviations of the data about the mean. 

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1. What is standard deviation. 


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2. The maximum observation minus the minimum observation. 

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3. A measure of the “average” or typical deviation of the observations about the mean. 

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3. What is standard deviation. 


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4. The difference between the third quartile (Q3) and the first quartile (Q1). 

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4. What is interquartile range or IQR. 


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5. The measure of variability that should be used for strongly skewed data or data with outliers. 

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5. What is interquartile range. 


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1. A curve that is mound shaped symmetric used to model data from measurements on animal species. 

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1. What is a Normal distribution. 


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2. A normal distribution that has a mean of zero and a standard deviation of one. 

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2. What is the standard Normal distribution. 


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3. A measure of the number of standard deviations of a value or observation from the mean. 

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4. In a Normal distribution, the percentages of values that are within one standard deviation of the mean. 

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5. In a Normal distribution, the percentage of values that are within two standard deviations of the mean. 

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1. A graph for categorical data. 

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2. A plot of data that incorporates the maximum observation, the minimum observation, the first quartile, the second quartile (median) and the third quartile. 

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3. A distribution where the left side of the distribution extends in a long tail. 

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4. A list of the possible values of a variable together with the frequencies of each value. 

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4. What is a distribution. 


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5. The shape of a distribution where the mean exceeds the median. 

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6. A plot used to provide a picture of one variable quantitative data 

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6. What is a stemplot, a dotplot, a histogram or a boxplot. 


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7. The shape of a histogram where the median exceeds the mean. 

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8. The shape of a histogram where the mean equals the median. 

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9. The recommended plot for displaying small quantitative data sets. 

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10. The preferred measures of spread and center for strongly skewed distributions or distributions with outliers. 

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10. What are median and interquartile range. 

